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English definition of “bottle sth up”

bottle sth up

phrasal verb with bottle     /ˈbɒt.l̩/ US  /ˈbɑː.t̬l̩/ verb [T]
When a person bottles things up, they refuse to talk about things that make them angry or worried.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
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